Gov. Scott: Corps Civil Works Review Board Must Immediately Reconvene and Approve CEPP

On April 23, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Scott called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Review Board to immediately reconvene and adopt the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), following their refusal to approve the plan at yesterday’s meeting in Washington, D.C. Prior to the vote, the Governor sent the U.S. Army Corps a letter urging the Board […]

Governor Scott: Florida at a 43-Year Crime Low

On April 23, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor Rick Scott was joined by Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey, Florida sheriffs and police chiefs to announce Florida’s crime rate dropped 4.7 percent compared to 2012, putting Florida at a 43-year crime low. The findings were based on the Uniform Crime Report. Governor Scott said, “Today we have more good news […]

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award to Victoria Bell

On April 22, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman presented the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award to Victoria Bell, a Ronald McDonald House Northwest Florida volunteer. Governor Scott said, “It is an honor to present the Champion of Service Award to Victoria today for tirelessly and selflessly […]

Governor Rick Scott Presents Miami Beach Police Department Officer Earl Hackworth with the Medal of Heroism

On April 22, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Officer Earl Hackworth of the Miami Beach Police Department with the Medal of Heroism for his heroic actions and service to families in South Florida. On September 1, 2013, Officer Earl Hackworth was driving to work southbound on I-95, when he witnessed a […]

Governor Rick Scott Presents Shine Awards to Three District Teachers of the Year

On April 22, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized three outstanding educators for their contributions to learning with the Governor’s Shine Awards. The Shine Award is presented to Florida educators who have impacted the lives of students through the classroom. The teachers who were recognized during the Florida Cabinet meeting were recently […]

Gov. Scott: Drug Testing Case Continues in U.S. District Court

On April 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott issued a statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear a case related to drug screenings for state employees. Governor Scott said, “State employees should have the right to work in a safe and drug free environment, just like in any other business.  The merits of this case are still […]

Governor Scott Talks With Students and Parents About Keeping College Affordable

On April 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott met with families from the Jacksonville area and Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti at the Duval County Public School District Office to discuss tuition and college affordability. Governor Scott said, “Florida parents and students cannot afford to see tuition at Florida schools continue to climb.  It’s too high. We […]